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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 16, 2006 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Getting others into the Dead

"Are some people just not able to understand and appreciate good music???"

Give your friend a break!!!

Just because someone does not share your tastes does not mean that they do not appreciate good music. I think it is a little arrogant and elitist to think that just because someone doesn't agree with your tastes they must have bad taste. Just because I don't understand or appreciate Opera, for instance, does not mean I don't like good music. Musical taste is very subjective and one person's awesome music is another's cacophony of noise.

As for the Dead, they are, often, an acquired taste and they are pretty much out of the mainstream of modern music. It would be nice to think that the only reason they are not more popular is because people haven't heard them, and if we could only turn them on to it they would come around. My experience is that most people just don't like the music, and that's ok.

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2006-11-16 23:52:43